The SpaceWe have a wonderful view of Lake Chapin from the house and yard, and a gentle slope in the yard down to the lake. We have a dock to sit, swim from, or boat from. There is ample space indoors, and a patio, as well as a pea-gravel space with extra seating and a fire-pit to use in the evening. There are many excellent wineries and several great breweries in the vicinity, as well as numerous good restaurants and other attractions.
We will not be present. I will be available for questions or emergencies, and we have a son a few minutes away.
The neighborhood is quiet. We are on a street that dead-ends in a cemetery. The lake is also generally quiet, though there are boats, skiers, and sometimes seadoos on the water.
There is no regular transit, though there is a bus service that you can call. There is outside parking (on paved areas only, please) for 6 cars, and one garage stall will be available.
The house is very comfortable, with several inside and outside areas for use. There is a combo gas and charcoal grill and 2 TV's and cable to both. Guest AccessAll 4 bedrooms & 3 bedrooms, kitchen, living room, family room, sunroom, garage, great outdoor space & furniture, dock, canoe, kayaks, rowboat. Interaction with GuestsWe will not be present when guests are renting. The NeighborhoodThe neighborhood is quiet. The lake is the big feature, but we are on a dead-end road - leading to a cemetery, which is a great place to walk a dog. You can walk to town - with a full-service grocery and hardware store (hardware closed on Saturday), as well as several restaurants and bars. Getting AroundThere is no real public transportation in town. It is an easy drive to quite a St. Joseph and Benton Harbor, MI, and South Bend, IN, with numerous attractions, as well as numerous wineries and micro-breweries within half an hour. Other Things to NoteCheck-in is 3:00 pm, and check-out is 11:00 am. If you need some adjustment, please check with me ahead of time. Pets may be allowed, if pre-approved, with a fee of $100. We have beds for 14, for the listed rates. There is a double futon in the family room, for an extra fee of $50 per night per person over 14.